On Tuesday night, a man was injured in a workplace accident in Burlington, Iowa. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Samuel metal processing plant. According to authorities, a 7,000-pound steel coil fell onto the worker trapping him. The worker, a 56-year-old man, was rescued from underneath the coil, transported to the hospital and his current condition is critical but stable. The steel processing plant is no stranger to workplace accidents. In 2010, an employee was killed when he was also crushed by heavy steel. The company was fined $200,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health in Administration for safety violations. Tuesday's accident is under investigation.
Thousands of workers are injured and killed in workplace accidents every year. Worker's Compensation insurance is required for workers employed at companies that have five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies in Missouri. The insurance benefits provide an injured worker with medical treatment expenses and replacement of lost wages if time off work was required. However, the wages replaced are calculated at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage. Individuals that have sustained work-related injuries often struggle financially due to the lack of compensation they receive. In order to receive the maximum compensation you deserve, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis Worker's Compensation lawyer.
The Worker's Compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth believe you should not have to suffer additional damages due to an accident that was not your fault. Our attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience and will fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today to receive the free no-obligation consultation.